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While hopeless

Language: English

While hopeless I wander and sigh in despair,
Yet, e'en in my anguish some comfort I find;
Tho' remov'd, ah! how far from the smiles of the fair!
Her mem'ry alone can give ease to my mind.

Why then should I pine and give way to my woe?
Tho' Fortune at present seems rather to frown;
She may smile, and her heart a compassion may know,
And thus with success all my wishes may crown.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Text added to the website: 2013-03-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:09
Line count: 8
Word count: 75

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